Patrick Williams has become the second player from the Florida State Seminoles to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. He is projected to potentially be drafted near the end of the first round of the draft. The freshman earned ACC Sixth Man of the Year and helped the Seminoles earn the ACC Regular Season Title. It seems like he plans to see the process through and will not be returning to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles.
Florida State’s Pat Williams declares for the NBA Draft. Seminoles likely to have two first-rounders if he and Devin Vassell stay in. https://t.co/N80aJmo5Gy
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 26, 2020
The Seminoles were a somewhat surprising team this year beating out Duke and Louisville for the top seed in the ACC Tournament. Patrick Williams was a major piece off of the bench for that talented Seminoles team. Forwards like Williams are essential for NBA teams and a playoff team could always use depth players like him. The issue with Williams is the same for most players that aren’t guaranteed first-round selections.
Players testing the NBA waters this year could have a hard time if the NBA Combine is canceled because of the Coronavirus Outbreak. The feedback from teams could be incomplete and it could make the decision harder. Williams is listed at 6’8″ and 225 pounds which are an ideal size for an NBA wing. He can provide great depth for a playoff team in the future.
His lone year at Florida State saw him average 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He chipped in one block and steal a piece per game. His field goal percentage was solid at 45.9 percent paired with 32 percent from the three-point line. There is a solid chance that Williams will be a first-round pick and will decide to stay in the 2020 NBA Draft.